SHADOWBOXER at Baltimore Center Stage

SHADOWBOXER at Baltimore Center Stage

Lindsay was thrilled to dive back into the opera world in SHADOWBOXER, an opera telling the life story of famed American Boxer, Joe Louis. As a part of Baltimore Center Stage's Play Lab Series, Lindsay performed the role of Joe Louis' wife, Marva Trotter.

Here's more information on the 2016 Spring Play Lab:
Shadowboxer (May 13–15, 2016)
A Center Stage Play Lab, Presented in Association with Carolyn Black-Sotir
Music by Frank Proto
Libretto by John Chenault
Conducted by Timothy Long
Directed by Leon Major

Shadowboxer—a new opera based on the life and career of legendary boxing champion Joe Louis—traces Louis' personal and professional journey against the backdrop of American history, from the Great Depression through the Second World War to the Civil Rights Movement. By focusing on the life behind the legend, the opera looks beyond the image of the Brown Bomber—the millionaire prizefighter, and the Great Black Hope—to reveal the humble man from rural Alabama who took on the world with his fists and won his place in history.

Proto and Chenault will be in residence throughout the week-long workshop and public presentations, working with conductor Timothy Long and a company of local and international singers, offering the rare opportunity to take part in the creative process of a brand new opera.